Findelbach mountain station

The stop of Findelbach (1,774 m) on the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway is handy for many hikers: in particular, for those setting off up the mountain from Winkelmatten, and for anyone walking down who prefers to ride the last stretch into the resort centre.

Description

Findelbach station is a popular starting point in summer for tranquil walks through the forest towards Riffelalp (2,211 m). Larches dominate the forest. Passengers riding from Zermatt as far as Findelbach gain about 150 vertical metres.

Summer

  • Hiking trail to Riffelalp
  • Near the Winkelmatten quarter
  • Wildlife and forest reserve; please do not leave trails
  • Shady larch forest

Winter

  • Wildlife and forest reserve; please do not leave trails
  • Hiking trail to Riffelalp not accessible
  • Bright, airy forest: larches have lost their needles
  • Ice climbing

Reading
“Lärchengold und Gletscherweiss”, by Luzius Theler, published by Weber Verlag, Thun, 2012, ISBN 978-3-906033-12-9

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